Friday, October 21, 2005

Game-30 Tournament

Black to play after 10.Ng5?


The resuts of the first two rounds of play in the "Kenilworth Classic Game-30" tournament which began last night are as follows:

Kenneth Chien (2027) - 2
Cesar Sorto (1942) - 2
Maurice Camejo (2032) - 1.5
Ari Minkov (1951) - 1.5
Mark Kernighan (2212) - 1
Ted Mann (1435) - 1
Laukik Gadgil (U) - 1
Patrick Mazzillo (1320) - 1
Umar Ali (U) - 1
Greg Tomkovich (1723) - 0
Mike Wojcio (1601) - 0

Due to an odd number of players, the lowest scoring / lowest rated player receives a full point bye each round.

The final two rounds will be held next week beginning at 8:30 p.m. Pairings for Round 3 will be:

Sorto - Chien
Kernighan - Camejo
Minkov - Gadgil
Mazzillo - Mann
Ali - Tomkovich

Wojcio will have the bye.

You can play over the more interesting games online or download them as PGN. The diagram above is taken from Camejo-Minov with Black to move (see files linked above or text below).

[Event "Kenilworth CC Classic"]
[Site "Kenilworth, NJ USA"]
[Date "2005.10.20"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Camejo, Mauricio"]
[Black "Minkov, Ari"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C42"]
[Annotator "Goeller,Michael"]
[PlyCount "80"]
[EventDate "2005.??.??"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nd5 Nxd5 5. exd5 O-O 6. c3 Bc5 7. b4 $6 ({ At first it appears unwise to open the e-file by} 7. Nxe5 $1 Re8 { but White is better after} 8. d4 d6 9. dxc5 Rxe5+ 10. Be3 dxc5 11. Qf3 Rxd5 12. Bc4 Rd7 13. O-O $44) 7... Bb6 8. d3 Re8 $5 9. Be2 (9. Bg5 f6 10. Be3 Bxe3 11. fxe3 e4) 9... e4 10. Ng5 $2 {Hoping for 10...exd3? 11.Qxd3.} (10. dxe4 Rxe4 11. O-O $14) 10... Qf6 $5 {An interesting idea, though the resulting material imbalance leads to unclear play.} ({Better was} 10... e3 $1 11. Ne4 f5 $17) 11. Nxe4 Rxe4 {The only logical follow-up.} 12. dxe4 Qxf2+ 13. Kd2 Qe3+ (13... d6 14. Kc2 Qxg2 $44) 14. Kc2 Qxe4+ 15. Qd3 Qxg2 16. Be3 d6 17. Rag1 Qh3 18. Rg3 Qf5 19. Rf1 Qxd3+ 20. Bxd3 Nd7 21. Bh6 g6 22. Rgf3 Ne5 $15 {Black's powerful knight makes all the difference, and he now has a slight edge-made even greater by the fact that White refuses to take a draw and therefore risks losing.} 23. Re1 Bg4 24. Rf4 Nxd3 25. Kxd3 Bf5+ 26. Kc4 c6 $13 27. a4 Rc8 28. a5 cxd5+ 29. Kxd5 $5 ({Best to draw by} 29. Kb3 $1 Bc7 30. Rxf5 gxf5 31. Rg1+ Kh8 32. Bg7+ Kg8 33. Bh6+ $11) 29... Be6+ 30. Rxe6 $6 fxe6+ 31. Kxe6 Be3 $1 $17 32. Rh4 Bxh6 33. Rxh6 Rxc3 $1 34. Rh4 Rc6 $6 {Too passive.} 35. Rd4 b5 $2 ( 35... d5+ $1 $15) 36. Kd5 $2 (36. Rd5 $1 a6 37. Rxd6 $16) (36. Rxd6 $1 Rxd6+ 37. Kxd6 g5 38. Kc6 g4 39. Kb7 h5 40. Kxa7 h4 41. a6 g3 42. hxg3 hxg3 43. Kb7 g2 44. a7 g1=Q 45. a8=Q+ $18 { and White has good winning chances since he will easily win the b-pawn.}) 36... Rc2 37. h4 Kf7 38. Kxd6 Rc4 39. Rd5 Rxb4 40. h5 a6 {and Black should have won, but his flag fell in a position where he had King and Queen versus King and therefore the game was declared a draw based on insufficient material to mate for White.} 1/2-1/2

2 Comments:

Blogger DG said...

10...Bxf2+ also looks interesting, e.g. 11.Kxf2 e3+ 12.Bxe3 (if K moves then Qxg5) 12...Rxe3 13.Kxe3 (or 13.Ne4 Rxe2)13...Qxg5+

Mon Oct 24, 10:11:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Michael Goeller said...

You know, I was just thinking that in looking at the diagram again, when I noticed your comment.... :-)

Mon Oct 24, 11:51:00 AM EDT  

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